Rick Joseph Thiem, age 56, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home with loved ones by his side. He was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in September 2021.
Rick was born on February 5, 1965 in Rochester, MN to Richard and Patricia (Sutton) Thiem. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1983. His occupations included Schmidt Printing from 1987-2012, Med City Collision from 2013-2016, Hilltop Trailer Sales from 2016-2020, and Factory Motor Parts from 2020 to 2021. His favorite job of all time was at Factory Motor Parts -“Best job ever” ~ Rick.
Rick loved pets – his own and many others, camping, fishing, golfing, Vikings football, pool player for many years, and road trips with family and friends. He was an amazing story teller.
Rick is survived by his Son, Cory Bale of Rochester, MN; Mother, Patricia Thiem; Siblings, Cheri (Kevin) Ness of Rochester, MN, Lori (Mike) Rigotti of Black River Falls, WI, Dan (Kelly) Thiem of Zumbro Falls, MN; and many Nieces and Nephews, Jen Amaris (Zeke), Jayden Guillette, Leo Zimmerman, Brian Ness (Kaley), Hadlee Ness, Kelsey Thiem, Dylan Thiem (Steph), Alex Thorn (Angie), Kevin Rigotti (Colleen), Ravenna Rigotti, Kirsten Rigotti.
Rick is preceded in death by his Father, Richard “Trick” Thiem; and Niece, Alyssa Thiem.
Memorials may be given to Paws and Claws & Camp Companion for his love of animals.
Celebration of life will be held at Charlies Eatery & Pub on December 12, 2021 at 2pm with benefit following after.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Rick may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com